Gran Turismo 7: while waiting for the game, what is the best episode of the PlayStation license according to JV?

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If Forza Horizon 5 made the heyday of Xbox a few months ago, the PlayStation racing game will soon enter the track. Indeed, Gran Turismo will arrive on PS4 and PS5 on March 4th. It is therefore an opportunity to return to the previous titles to see which of them this ambitious new opus could well dethrone. Here is a ranking of the ten best Gran Turismo games according to us.

Foreword

This ranking is based on two criteria: the JV rating and the release date. Indeed, the ratings of the different titles being often similar, we have decided to highlight the most recent titles. Also understand that games not tested by JV will not find their place in this ranking.

10: Gran Turismo 4 Prologue (14/20)

PS2

We open the ball with Gran Turismo 4 Prologue. As its name suggests, it is one of the secondary games of the license posing as a prologue to Gran Turismo 4, which will be released a year later. If the game was pretty good overall and in line with its predecessors, we noted a severe lack of content (5 circuits and fifty cars) very seriously tainting the life of the title. That’s why we were content at the time a 14 out of 20.

The opinion of
Killy

So yes, this Gran Turismo is magnificent, at least on the whole, yes the driving is more than interesting, the car models designed with talent, the sound atmosphere lively and engaging, but it is not a GT, just a kind of big demo, amputating the very essence of this series, reducing to nothing a founding interest, and above all, disrespectful of the players. The note may seem severe, but although being an undeniable fan of this license, and patient in the hope of an imminent arrival of opus 4, I do not accept to be taken for a cash cow by Sony. 40 euros for a beta version, uninteresting as possible, it comes down to the simple fact of making fun of people. It’s beautiful, intoxicating, enjoyable, but indigestible.


9: Gran Turismo 5 (14/20)

PS3

In 2010, the main saga of Gran Turismo returns after six years of absence. Fans of the license had never had to wait so long before seeing a new episode arrive. And as much to say that landing after the great Gran Turismo 4 was not easy. If Gran Turismo 5 offered a pleasantly demanding experience, it lagged behind the competition. Thus, we regretted its rigidity of gameplay and its lack of real evolution. Two points that had prompted us to put the score of 14 out of 20.

The opinion of
Rivaol

If Gran Turismo was “The Real Driving Simulator”, this is no longer the case. By not questioning any of the rigid and dusty mechanics of the series, Polyphony has developed a game for GT fans and only for them. However, if each time the method is clumsy and the result questionable, Polyphony has done a lot of work on the content of the game and on the coating of the races, undoubtedly in defiance of the gameplay. But, to make it clear to us, don’t imagine that Gran Turismo 5 is a bad game. On the contrary, the simulation retains a strong personality and remains the only console game to pay such tribute to so many diverse and varied mechanics.


8: Gran Turismo 6 (14/20)

PS3

And obviously, Polyphony Digital has not learned from its mistakes. Indeed, when Gran Turismo 6 came out in December 2013 we couldn’t help but cringe again. Despite more than substantial content and improved driving, the license failed to renew itself on many counts. Between capricious artificial intelligence and an uninteresting Career mode, the title fails to match the greatness of its predecessors. It therefore joins Gran Turismo 4 Prologue and Gran Turismo 5 with a 14 out of 20.

The opinion of
Anagund

Gran Turismo 6 is still a bible, and that will never change. Unfortunately, other elements seem set in stone. Not only has Career mode never been able to evolve properly over the years, and since the AI ​​is still just as depressing (or annoying), it’s a whole mode that is collapsing. So of course, the online is always there for the most keen, especially between friends, but despite very great possibilities for customization, there is a lack of game modes. Even if things will happen (or not) later, in the state , Gran Turismo 6 will disgust some and will no doubt delight others. Nevertheless: the current absence of many elements of the series (such as endurance races) which are absolutely not replaced is saddening. It’s up to you to see why you like the series.


7: Gran Turismo Sport (14/20)

PS4

With Gran Turismo Sport, the studio sought to change its formula. By offering a game focused on competition and more accessible, he hopes to restore his license to its former glory. Yes, but now, the AI ​​is still far behind and even the online content (supposed to be privileged) is insufficient. That is why, again, the license will reap a 14 out of 20 on our site.

The opinion of
Anagund

Mainly focused on its online game, Gran Turismo Sport keeps a pleasant gameplay, faithful to the series. More accessible, it punishes less imprudence, which neophytes will appreciate while others will complain about a certain loss of depth. But despite some good ideas for its online game, such as daily qualifiers, season championships and the fair play/penalty system, it unfortunately errs on content and diversity with few official competitions and a number of routes and cars scaled down. Although there are still lounges to create online races, we could have hoped for more from a game that has decided in its single player content to favor multiplayer. Gran Turismo remains a good experience for racing game fans who like to beat the clock.


6: Gran Turismo 5 Prologue (15/20)

PS3

As you will have understood, to raise the level a little, you have to go back. Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, released in 2008, had this charm that made us want to run races again and again, and this despite an AI a little nags and random collisions. The title also displayed quite impressive graphics for the time and which were pushing the limits of the PS3. Despite the fact that it was only a prologue of Gran Turismo 5, the game therefore had enough to harvest a good 15 out of 20.

The opinion of
fluff

To rate Gran Turismo 5 Prologue is to rate a final product that isn’t really one. From there, everyone will form an opinion on the interest of a title so limited in its progression. 40 euros for the outline of a sequel which is slow to land on PS3 may seem very expensive to the occasional player but not necessarily to the fan who fully adheres to the sometimes dusty mechanisms of the series. Does the stagnation of driving justify depriving oneself of such a technical gem? That is the question…


5: Gran Turismo Concept: 2002 Tokyo-Geneva (16/20)

PS2

We pass the second with Gran Turismo Concept 2002 Tokyo-Geneva. Secondary title of the license (and therefore with limited content), it is nevertheless one of the best. Even if this opus smells warmed up, that does not detract from its quality. Between the worked soundtrack, the gameplay that hits the mark and the graphics that amaze you (for the time), this Gran Turismo Concept 2002 Tokyo-Geneva does not have to blush in front of the main titles of the PlayStation license. So he collects a very good 16 out of 20.

The opinion of
fluff

It smells a little warmed up but with such qualities to highlight GT Concept once again allows the charm to operate. We simply devour this title by filling up on sensations to unfortunately realize much too quickly that we have already gone around it.


4: Gran Turismo (18/20)

PS1

We now move on to serious things with Gran Turismo. It was in 1998 that the first opus of the racing game license stamped PlayStation was released. With dozens of hours of gameplay and detailed graphicsthe title quickly established itself as a staple of the genre. It must be said that it was one of the first true racing simulation experiences on consoles. This is why Gran Turismo first of the name deserved well sound 18 out of 20 (exceptional). Attention, do not confuse the opus on PS1 and that on PSP. The latter, released much later, will only have a timid 13 out of 20.

The opinion of
Anfalmyr

The first attempt turns into a master stroke. Beautiful, fluid, complete, Gran Turismo is almost flawless, with an incredible lifespan and innovative gameplay. First episode of a cult saga, Gran Turismo will go down in history as the new level of the genre, imposing its codes as new references.


3: Gran Turismo 2 (18/20)

PS1

In 2000, Gran Turismo 2 drove the point home. Staying in line with the first opus, this new title is more ambitious. We double the content and we start again. With its nearly 600 cars and its 34 famous brands, Gran Turismo 2 has in its ranks almost all the racing cars in the world. We also note the arrival of a rally mode and other new possibilities. So many reasons that led us to grant him the score of 18 out of 20 at the time.

The opinion of
Kornifex

Gran Turismo therefore perpetuates the tradition by offering one of the most gigantic sequels while keeping the look of the original. There is no longer any doubt about the series’ supremacy in the field of driving simulations and the competitors have only to align themselves or perish.


2: Gran Turismo 3 (18/20)

PS2

Gran Turismo 3 follows in the footsteps of its predecessors. Known as one of the major titles of the PS2, it exploits its possibilities as much as possible. Whether in terms of graphics or handling, the key word is realism. If it does not revolutionize the formula, this third opus allows the saga to establish its mastery of the racing simulation games of the time. For all these reasons, he in turn picks up a nice 18 out of 20.

The opinion of
fluff

The title to get on PS2 without a doubt since it really exploits the potential of the machine to put it at the service of a realistic, technical simulation, rich in sensations and above all beautiful to cry.


1: Gran Turismo 4 (18/20)

PS2

In 2005, Gran Turismo 4 was released on PS2. Always the same formula, but always the same efficiency. Between its various possibilities and its precise gameplay, we were seduced by this new title, which also had the right to its small 18 out of 20. By default, it is therefore the fourth opus of the main saga which wins this first place. However, we hope that Gran Turismo 7 will manage to shake things up a bit and renew a formula that has since become aging. Even if the competition is fierce, this seventh opus may be able to succeed in winning a small 19 and so allow this ranking to gain a real first place.

The opinion of
Killy

GT4 fulfills its contract hands down. Exciting, magnificent, comprehensive and revamped in its design, Polyphony Digital’s software is once again a benchmark for motor racing on PS2. Indeed, and despite the relatively present aliasing, we find in GT 4 the strong points of GT 3 sublimated, which legitimately implies a look full of praise. A great game therefore, but which we hope will bring its share of novelties in its next edition.


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